Chris Jordan Investigates Plastic in Albatross Carcasses {Graphic Video}

Via Anna Brones
on Jul 7, 2010
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By now you’re probably well versed in the sometimes shocking photography of Chris Jordan and his recent work from Midway where he photographed the insides of dead albatross. The result was shocking: carcasses, their stomachs filled with plastic debris. The images of these albatross have become the poster children for the anti-plastic movement.

The Midway Journey Project recently posted a video of Jordan inspecting the insides of an albatross. The results are horrific, but an excellent reminder of just what our dependence on single use plastic items is doing to the marine environment.

Image: Midway Journey


About Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a writer, producer and the author of The Culinary Cyclist. She is also the founder and editor of Foodie Underground.


3 Responses to “Chris Jordan Investigates Plastic in Albatross Carcasses {Graphic Video}”

  1. Annette says:

    thank you, I hadn't heard of Chris Jordan. tragic and unsurprising – but not going away. my body seriously reacts to any & all things plastic in our food stream. found this blog good (and in no way connected to me so not to be taken as a plug):

  2. Jyotsna Raj says:

    In India you see emaciated cows that look pregnant. They have eaten so many plastic bags that now their multiple stomachs are stuffed and they will ultimately starve to death. Entire hillsides in the foothills of the Himalayas are covered with plastic bags choking the vegetation. I hate plastic bags ! Ban them !

  3. Karen Hanegan says:

    I've seen a LOT of Chris Jordan's work, and I applaud him heartily for exposing the whole plastic pollution/the Great Pacific Plastic Gyre for the world to see.

    I always wonder if this is the same Chris Jordan I used to work with for a short time; the Chris Jordan I knew (and did his "time entry" for) was a lawyer in Seattle who quit to pursue his interest in photography; the first of his work I saw published locally was very interesting – a lot of shots of the "garbage" and other things one would not normally use as subject matter. Can you confirm this for me?